Though prominently dated "December 1863" on the map, this actually was issued just after the war ended, in a retrospective. Showing the heart of the south, it visually encapsulates a portion of the war, surrounded with an ornate decorative cartouche, which includes the busts of Seward, McClellan, Scott and Abraham Lincoln. Each state is uniquely hand colored and detailed down to the towns, roads and railroads of the time.
Condition is good with the expected aging to the paper, though the original hand color is strong. Image size is 20.5 x 30.5 .